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Delphinium.]                       FLORA INDICA.                                    49

DISTUIB. Persia.

dens. Cau/is crectus, 1-lJhpedalisJ fere-nudus, tomento brevi
glnnduloso dcnso tectns, rarius glaber. Folia utrinque sparse pilosa, circumsm'ptione
reniformia, Brcwtea et bracteohc 'nrinutaj, lineares. Sepala pallide purpurascentia,
anguste obovata, ^-pollicaria, cxtus pilosula, posticum calcare breviore vel subtequi-
loiigo apice inflate gibboso xniinitum. Petala postira •§ poll. longa, anticc obtuse
angulata, lamina tenui obtuse biloba, calcare incurvo obtuso apice ompliato ; antica
'^-polli%ria, lamina altc biloba, utrinque deuse et longe pilosa. Qvaria 3, pilosa, ra-
rius glabnu
The shape of the leaves, and of the anterior petals, which are very large ana co-
vered with long shaggy hairs, in combination with the very short pedicels, seem to
be the best characters of thib species. The pubescence is entirely wanting in Major
Vicary's specimens, which arc rather imperfect, with scarcely any leaves, but identical
in Holers with tho^e from other localititis. The spur is singularly variable, being
sometimes only slightly incurved, at other times doubk-d up, BO that the apex almost
touches the base of the sepals.
3.  D. saniculaefolium (Boissierl Diagn. Or-, vi. 6); caule pauci-
foliato ramoso, foliis tripn^itis seginentis cuneato-ovatis trilobis, ra-
cemis elongatis strictis, pediu^lllci floras parvos vix superantibus^ calcjare
recto sepala sequante.
HAB. Afghanistan, Griffith, No. 1373 !    Panjab, in montosis prope
Induin flumen, Fleming!— (v. *.)
DISTRIB. Persia!
Radix lignosa, elongaia, descendens. Caulis erectus, glaber vel adprcsse puberulns,
parce ramosus, ramis rigidis vimineis divaricatis. Folia coriacca, adpresse ciiiereo-
puberola vel tomentosa, circurascriptione rotnndata, 1^-3-poll., lobis incisis ; caidznff
trisecta. Racerrti multiflon, pedicellis flores aquantibiis vel paullo longioribna.
Bractece et bracteoloe 1-2 lineas longaj, lineares. Floret pallide cserulescentes. Se-
pala vix i poll, longa, extua puberula, oblonga, calcare recto sequilongo, fetalagos-
ierlora, autice olbliqaa, obtnse augulata, apice bidentata, calcare snbnlato recto ; an~
tica bilpba, pilosa, FollieuU 3, glabri vel pubenili, inSati (in Indicis s^ciminibus
non visi).
It is quite possible that this may be only a form of the next, from which it chiefly
differs in the size of the flowers, aud somewhat also in aspect. Several more of
Boissier's species may in all probability be referred to this or to the preceding bat
the specimens before us arc too imperfect to enable us to state decidedly to which
they belong ; nor are the diagnoses, which rest on very trivial characters, sufficient to
settle the matter.
4.  J>« denudatum (Wall. Cat. 4719 !); caule paucifoliato ramoso,
foliis palmatim o-7-partitis segraentis inciso-lobatis, racemis divarieato-
ramdsis laxis, iloribus magnis longe pedicellatis, calcare recto sepala
asquaule. — D. pauciflorum, Eoyk! HI. 55 (vi$ Don, Prod.}.
HAB. In Himalaya occidentali ternperata in grarainosis calidis i a
Kashmir ad 3aramula, JFutf.f usqae ad Kumaon! — (FJ. Apr. Jun.)
(«•«.)"
Caulis erectus, glaber vel apicem versus pubcnilus. ftotia radical™ longe petio-
Uta, 2-6-pollicaria, 5 -7 -partita, segmentis ovniibns basi angustatis caneatis inciso-
bij)iunatifidis, lobis oblongis vel lineari-oblougis \ cauliva, 3-5-secta, superiora wcs-
silia, segmentis lineari-pinnatifidis linearibusvc. fedicelli liucaii-bractcoluii. Tlorcs
ultrapollicares, pallide cscndei. Sepala £ -pollicaria, cum calcare senuilongo extus sub-
flavida, Peteta pottica obtuse calcarata, aritice obliqna, obtuse augulata, Apicem ver-
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